Discover the best pubs on the Norfolk Broads
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Whether you’re enjoying a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads, are staying in the local area or want to plan a day trip out on the Broads, we’ve compiled a guide to the best pubs, moorings and activities along the way so that you can make your trip the ultimate Norfolk Broads holiday.
The Norfolk Broads are home to everything from traditional village inns to more modern gastro pubs. All of the pubs we’ve included are easily accessible by boat, with many of them overlooking the tranquil surroundings of the Broads. We’ve also included a selection of pubs in popular places to visit on your route through the Norfolk Broads such as the Ferry Inn at Horning and the Rising Sun at Coltishall.
The White Horse, Neatishead
Telephone: 01603 630828. Address: The Street, Neatishead, NR12 8AD
Tucked away in the quiet village of Neatishead on the River Ant The White Horse Inn specialises in real ale, craft beer and bottled beer including their own brews from their in house brewery and guest beers from all over the UK. If beer isn’t your thing they also stock a good range of wines, spirits and 18 different types of gin! There is also a great menu of home cooked meals all made with locally sourced produce, booking is recommended. This popular Norfolk Broads pub is just a 5 minute walk from the free moorings at Neatishead staithe. Dogs are welcome in the bar area.
The Fur and Feather Inn, Woodbastwick
Telephone: 01603 720003. Address: Slad lane, Woodbastwick, NR13 6HQ
Home of Woodfordes real ale The Fur and Feather Inn is a 15-20 minute walk from the moorings at Salhouse Broad. This Norfolk Broads pub is right next door to Woodfordes Brewery, book a brewery to tour to see behind the scenes and learn how your beer is made before you drink it. As you would expect The Fur and Feather Inn serves a wide range of Woodfordes Ales in addition to your usual pub beverages. There is a lovely beer garden in front of the pub and a large restaurant serving hearty meals with many of the dishes incorporating Woodfordes ale. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden.
The Maltsters, Ranworth
Telephone: 01603 270900. Address: The Hill, Ranworth, NR13 6AB
With a large terrace overlooking Ranworth Broad this pretty Norfolk Broads pub is a firm favourite. During the summer sit outdoors and enjoy pizza fresh from the wood fired pizza oven or in winter retreat inside to the open fire and enjoy a tasty meal from their menu of pub classics. The Maltsters stock a wide range of real ales, beers, wines and spirits. Mooring is available at Ranworth Staithe. The Maltsters is a Dog friendly pub.
The White Horse, Upton
Telephone: 01493 750696. Address: Chapel Road, Upton, NR13 6BT
The White Horse is the only pub on the Norfolk Broads that is owned and run by the community, as a result you can expect a warm welcome at the this friendly country local. Offering a good selection of real ales, wine and pub food, cooked fresh to order. The White Horse also benefits from a large beer garden and if you need to stock up on supplies the community shop next door sells locally sourced goods including, vegetables, baked goods, deli items as well as beer and cider produced within a 5 mile radius. The White Horse is a 10 minute walk from the free moorings at Upton Staithe. Dogs welcome.
The Bridge Inn, Acle
Telephone: 01493 750288. Address: Acle Bridge, Acle, NR13 3AS
This family run Norfolk Broads pub is both family and dog friendly. Overlooking the river Bure it perfect for anyone arriving by boat, as free mooring is available to customers. Bridge Inn has a large beer garden and children’s play area, boasting a boat shaped climbing frame. Inside there is a lovely log fire for winter and two bars offering a selection of draught lagers, Suffolk cider and Norfolk and Suffolk ales, there is also a good selection of reasonably priced wine. The Bridge Inn serves a good range pub food with daily specials and traditional Sunday roasts, there is also a gluten free menu available on request.
The New Inn, Horning
Telephone: 01692 631223. Address: Lower Street, Horning, NR12 8PF
With a superb location right on the edge of the River Bure in the village of Horning this family friendly Norfolk Broads pub has a spacious riverside garden with covered patio and heated decking area. Mooring is free to customers and may be reserved if you are booking a table in the restaurant. The New Inn serves traditional British food, which is homemade using seasonal local produce, high quality cask ales and fine wine. For children there is an outdoor amusement arcade with air hockey and pool tables. Dogs are welcome on the heated decking and garden areas.